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john muir and john daly boulevard car went off the embankment, injuries involves, tow truck and crews on scene. conflicting reports, whether one lane is getting by or all lanes southbound are closed, we keep following that if you are in that area you want to avoid southbound 35, northbound getting by. >>> it is off, global banking giant hsbc will pay 1.9 billion dollar fine to settle allegations it engaged in money laundering. the money is believed to be tied to mexican drug cartels even terrorism. hsbc says it accepts responsibility for past mistakes. analysts point out the bank will earn back the fine in a little more than one month. >>> new this morning the air force is getting ready for another test flight of new experimental space plane pro row time of the x-37b will blast off into space today from cape canaveral, florida. this video provided by the air force, launch time set for 10 a.m., our time. the vehicle is being developed as reusable unmanned space vehicle. >> in the last hour we learned delta is buying a 49% stake in virgin atlantic airlines, delta wants better access to
and welcome to "early start," everyone, i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. tuesday, december 11th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. we begin this morning in the south where more storms are expected today. this after residents are left cleaning up from the aftermath of yesterday's storms. the rain was so intense. take a look at what happened to the home of one man, this is birmingham, alabama as he was being interviewed by a local tv reporter. >> we had dogs. he was in the cage. oh, my god. oh, my god. oh, my god. you all okay? you all okay? you all all right? >> look at that, the roof of clint thornton's home collapsing due to the soaking rain. he believes a tornado touched down in his neighborhood. let's check in with alexand exe ste steele. >> there were 12 reported tornadoes yesterday, 2 have been con dining roomed by the survey teams. more survey teams will go out today and deem it be a tornado or not. this is what we saw yesterday. we have a cool weather season for tornadoes and it's in what we call dixie alley. louisiana, mississippi, alabama, that's where we saw them. even into flori
nights of all time. john donvan brings us a look at the people hard at work trying to outdo the big man up north. >> reporter: the story of a pie in a box at christmas time and the many people who help get it from point "a" -- >> off to honolulu. >> reporter: to point "b." >> i hope it's something good. >> which is the story of fedex which like u.p.s. and the u.s. postal service is how christmas gets handled these days. >> a hand crafted metal book end. >> reporter: the busiest day of the year for fedex, shipping an estimated 19 million packages. thanks to the start of the busiest time of year for online shopping. thanks to procrastinators, there are 14 shopping days left which translates into how many shipping days? that depends what you're sending and how much you're willing to spend. the u.s. postal service can be cheaper but down to the wire, fedex and u.p.s. can save the day with last minute deliveries which brings us to our pie which i picked up in a historic little town in virginia from a friendly little place called -- you see the sign. hi, john. >> avis, how are you? >> reporte
the atmosphere around these talks is positive between the president and speaker john boehner, when it gets to the underlying details, progress is maddeningly slow. president obama telephoned senate majority leader harry reid monday while rob nabors huddled for a second day in a row aide to speaker john boehner. no discernible progress toward breaking the fiscal cliff stalemate. mr. obama left that drama behind and told supporters in suburban detroit the fiscal cliff is serious business. >> if congress doesn't act soon, meaning in the next few weeks, starting on january 1st, everybody's going to see their income taxes go up. >> reporter: boehner and house republicans want to preserve all the bush era tax rates due to expire at year's end, shielding everyone from a tax increase. mr. obama wants to raise them for households earning more than $250,000 a year. he has so far resisted gop demands for spending cuts to health care or education. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me, get to keep all our tax breaks and then we're asking students t
's go with the $4 trillion. john boehner said his plan cuts $2.2 trillion over ten years. you shouldn't be comparing those two nubs. what you should think about is $16 trillion. that's how much debt the country has. according to bill groesdz, the man who runs the biggest fund, ie, the man who decides how much we can spend and borrow, we have to cut spending or raise taxes. that's $1.6 trillion a year. that's $1.2 trillion a year more than the president proposes. and $1.38 trillion a year more than john boehner has offered. yeah. peanuts. i recently spoke with erskine bowles, the bowles of simpson-bowles, and he agrees that he's right. >> absolutely. he's 1pen hearst right. i don't know if 16 is the number, but i would be happier at $5 trillion or $6 trillion because that's what we need to solve the number long term. >> those are big numbers. i want to bring in john avlon right now. this is what i find so incredible. we get so focused on is there going to be a deal, and the politics of a deal and going off the cliff and if the cliff is a slope that we're missing the bigger picture that
. >> the house speaker, john boehner, is speaking now on the house floor regarding the fiscal cliff. let's take a listen. >> beyond 1:50 p.m. today. >> the speaker of the house for five minutes. >> the speaker, last week republicans made a serious offer to avert the fiscal cliff, and most of it was based on testimony given last year by president clinton's former chief of staff erskine bolles. as he said on sunday, we have to cut spending. well, he is right. washington has a spending problem. let's be honest, we're broke, and the plan that we've offered is consistent with the president's call for a balanced approach. a lot of people know that the president and i met on sunday. it was a nice meeting. cordal. we're still waiting for the white house to identify what spending cuts the president is willing to make as part of the balanced approach that he promised the american people. you know, where are the president's spending cuts? the longer the white house slow walks this process, the closer our economy gets to the fiscal cliff. here's what we do know. we know that the president wants more stimul
with the $4 trillion. house speaker john boehner said his plan cuts $2.2 trillion over 10 years. think about $16 trillion. that's how much debt this country has and according to bill gross, the man who runs the world's biggest bond fund, the guy that decides to lend money to the united states and how much we have to pay to borrow, says we have to cut spending or raise taxes by 11% of gdp over next 10 years and according to gross that's $1.6 trillion a year. that is, let's just make this clear, $1.2 trillion a year more than the president proposes and $1.38 trillion a year more than john boehner has offered. yeah. peanuts. i recently spoke with erskine bowles, the bowles in simpson-bowles and even he agreed that bill gross is right. >> absolutely. he's 100% right. i don't know if 16's number but i would be happier at $5 trillion or $6 trillion because that's what we need to solve the problem long term. >> those are big numbers. bilg gross will be with us in a moment. i want to bring in john avalon right now. this is what i find incredible we are getting so focused on the deal and the politics
of the house john boehner are getting closer to reaching a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. john boehner says last week's offer stands and it doesn't include higher tax rates on the wealthy. the white house says there can't be a deal without the increase. >> people are disgusted at the notion of a fiscal cliff took their feelings to the streets today. [ singing ] >> 75 protesters rallied downtown at noon and the raging grannies sang. the demonstration was organized by the american dream counsel and moveon.org. they are asking the public to contact john boehner. >> we are focusing our rally on john boehner and asking him to pay attention to what is good for the country instead of protecting himself. >> the group says they will target any lawmaker who tries to cut a deal over the fiscal cliff. >>> thousands will pause saturday to remember those who lost their lives serving our country. [ bagpipes playing ] >> the kickoff was held today at the state capttle. -- capital. >> makes you quietly think that, one, you are glad to be an american, you have to say thank you to these individuals who gave t
is john newlin, president of the entertainment commission. i, however, and not john newlin. i have more hair than john newlin. but i am vice chair of the commission. permit compliance is up. the violence is down. a variety of entertainment is what makes our city great. we will touch on the upcoming party legislation -- party bus legislation and a safe place for our youth to go. after our panel discussion will have some regard groups so we can share ideas and brainstorm. we have a very luminary panel here. right now, i would like to introduce our cheap -- chief of police. [applause] >> good afternoon. i also am not john newlin, and i have less hair than him. [laughter] is a pleasure to be here for the second year. there are fewer people here. that might be because it has been a good year. as audrey suggests i believe that is because of partnership is up. we want to be a police department that you are comfortable calling before anything happens with out fear of having us say, no, we are going to shut it down. we want to work with you to make it happen, but it means as safely as possible.
: thank you, sandra smith. connell: we are waiting to hear from the speaker of the house, john boehner. dagen: stay right here on fox business and you will hear the speaker speak coming right up. ♪ dennis: i am dennis kneale. cheryl: i am cheryl casone. breaking news at the top of the hour. we are moments away from tree to be event, up 109 points. john boehner taking fiscal cliff talks and that is raising hopes among traders. cheryl: we are going to take a look at what is beyond the fiscal cliff even of washington save the country from going over that cliff we have a stock panel that has lots of worries and a bit of hope that. dennis: which makes some buzz codes when the dow is up 111. michigan's capital and besieged as protests over the right to work legislation has taken an ugly turn. we are live. cheryl: never know what is going to happen with jeff flock covering that story. we're coming up on the top of the hour. stocks every 15 minutes and nicole petallides on the floor of the stock exchange with a nice triple digit gain. nicole: what a gain on wall street. we have three straigh
intelligence john negro panty joins us to talk about our future as a superpower and the challenges that we'll surely face. we begin tonight with one of the few scheduling misadventures of president obama's swire tenure in -- entire tenure in office. the president speaking to autoworkers outside detroit today, a day before governor snyder will sign michigan's newly-passed right-to-work law into effect. the president standing firmly with the unions that worked hard to get him reelected. >> what we shouldn't do, i just gotta say this, what we shouldn't be doing is try to take away your rights to bargain @or better wages to work -- [cheers and applause] these so-called right-to-work laws, they don't have anything to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics. [cheers and applause] what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. lou: while michigan becomes the 24th state to officially grant workers the right to opt out of paying union dues, the state could have been the 25th with a right-to-work law. twenty-two other state legislatures consider
.c., no news at all. silence about the fiscal cliff. the president and the house speaker john boehner holding closed door meetings to work out a deal or try to. 21 days and counting away from tax hikes and spending cuts going into affect. and congress breaks for christmas on friday. here is where things stand. the president hitting the road to sell his tax plan to -- at a truck plant to workers in michigan. and there are fiscal cliff talks and on capitol hill for a single day, all was quiet. that's always bad news if you are a political reporter, shannon travis live in washington, d.c.. there are some people who say well, let's read into the silence, because that's all we're getting and it's good news. do you feel that way? >> could be potentially good news. there is this notion of not negotiating through the media. the stakes are high, puts pressure on both sides. so on? that sense, as much as we would love to know what's going on in these discussions, it might be good to take some of the pressure off. i will read a statement from house speaker john boehner's press secretary. discussions wit
. its state legislature did pass the bill, but outgoing democratic governor john lynch veed it. the president's public support of unions today poorly timed for another reason. chrysler's management forced to bow to the united autoworker union as the company rehired 13 employees who had been caught drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana while on the job. rysler's spokesman said the company was forced to respect a union arbitrator's desion. and while the president was in michigan, reports that a chinese auto parts company has purchased bankrupt a123 systems, a batte maker that received more than half of a $250 million taxpayer-funded obama stimulus grant. a123 systems was once heralded by energy secretary steven chu as a success story for amerin manufacturing. the green battery maker blaming weak demand for electric cars for their failure. china, obvioussy, has plans to fix all of that with a little help from the american taxpayer and, of course, the president. wile we focus on the fiscal cliff negotiations, or more appropately the iasse many our state governments aren't in much
and oakland. let's go back to the desk. >>> daily city and skyline boulevard is closed on john daily boulevard because there is an accident. news chopper 2 is flying over and several police agencies are there now. brian flores is headed there as we speak and we will bring you more as we get more information. >>> an apartment fire has left six people homeless. these are pictures out at the scene where you can see crews are still there. the fire started a couple of hours on copperfield avenue near the bart station. now some units on both floors of the building were gutted. woman one said she saw -- one woman said she saw fire and firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading to the other units and fortunately nobody was hurt. one woman said the fire was set intentionally and the head of the fire department will ultimately determine the cause. >>> allie rasmus joins us from oakland with more on the investigation into how another fire started in an appliance building. >> reporter: it was firefighters from oakland 29 who responded to this fire and they were already pretty familiar with the
one. >> is this john williams? >> i think you're right. then it would look like he needed a haircut when he went back to the short one. >> that's brilliant. that's so good. >> i tell ya. if you go to cheat you may as well cheat all the way. >> commit to that lie. >> speaking of cheating, that's what the republican legislature in the state of michigan is doing. we'll get into that and tell you all about it. igor volsky will be here. tuesdays with igor for think progress. we'll talk to reporters from politico and "huffington post" about what's going on here in our nation's capital. then very excited to welcome a law enforcement officer to the studio today from law enforcement against prohibition to talk about their opposition, their problems with cops being asked to go out and make pot arrests. they think it is time to ignore that kind of silliness. we'll get into all of the issues but first -- >> this is the full-court press. >> on this tuesday other headlines making news, south carolinians want stephen co
and how the project sponsor has tried to mitigate that if at all. >> john kwan, department of public works. the citizens did bring up these concerns at the directors' hearing. based on those concerns we did inform the applicant to do an engineering analysis. that's why it was evaluated by a hydraulics group who evaluate the storm water. it was evaluated by a structures group who evaluated what was happening with the wall and eventually a disability group. in the engineering analysis it was determined that in times of heavy rain, the rain water will be contained in the road way itself, that there was not going to be a way where rain water would jump the curb on to the sidewalk and entering the back sidewalk in these specific cases. it was evaluated based upon the design of a standard driveway cut and it was reviewed by design engineers, licensed engineers, and determined that it was appropriate, that this situation that is being described by the concerned citizens will not happen. the disability access coordinator did review the design and determined this satisfies the accessibility r
? then let me ask i think it's city attorney john gibner, we have some amendments, is that right, for this item, or was it the next item, mr. gibner. >> deputy city attorney john gibner. i believe on this item you have written amendments, on the next item you have written aamendments and some additional amendments i'd like to make orally. >> these are not substantive ones that change the numbers and each of you has a copy of them so if there are no questions on those amendments, actually i'm just wondering if my colleagues had any comments. supervisor wiener. >> thank you. thank you, chairman mar for authoring this legislation and for all your work around second hand smoke issues. i'm very supportive of this legislation. we need to have public places where everyone is able to use those places and you don't have some people doing things that make it harder for other people to be there. i think this moves us in that direction. i do have one question for the city attorney, i think the answer is yes but i want to make sure. my reading of the definition of outdoor event, i think
to attend that meeting on wednesday night and i thought it's never going to happen, and as john rizo, his successor is president of the community college board there he was 7:00 o'clock that night clear in his conscious, clear in his votes, clear in his statements, and it was remarkable to see how brave and relentless and quiet warrior he was all the 52 years. abbey, family we're very sorry for your loss. [applause] >> and right on cue in this nice segue. thank you aaron, john rizo -- yeah, i think john you're up next as aaron said, milton's successor as the president of the community college board. >> so aaron peskin stole my line. i was going to open with calling milton a mensh but i can't do that now, so i will call him a warrior in that case because that's what i think. that was one aspect of him. he fought the good fight. he brought on other soldiers. he brought me to fight the fights and when he was ill he was fighting two fights. he was fighting the fight for his life and he was fighting the fights at city college. it's fitting that we pay tribute to milton here in the hall
. the bank is accussed of laundering money for drug dealers and terrorists. john brady of rj o'brien joins us now. john, are you seeing any special positioning ahead of the fed? > > we have angie. over the course of the last two weeks so, we have seen equity markets continue to "melt up," as traders would say, continue to be sort of supported by this idea that the federal reserve is going to continue its method of quantitative easing. the fed meeting to start today. however, we will receive the announcement from the fed tomorrow, perhaps around 1:00 or so wednesday. but, the idea is that risk assets, both equities and metals, commodities mostly, continue to melt higher with the idea that the fed is going to continue to monetize its debt and supply excess reserves to the economy. > what about tax management? what are you seeing with investors and traders trying to avoid that fiscal cliff, although potentially that could happen next year? > > we have seen two big trades really, angie. first, last week gold came off about $50 an ounce. it was rumored that hedge funds specifically were exiting lo
because so many. but i will make one comment about the schedule for the john muir property. when in the public meeting and talked about the possibility of a new boat house. and i said that may take eight years, and it was responded that no three times than that. it takes time in san francisco. and it's hard to do something. what happens to the john muir property we expect an idea what have the clean-up will be in a year or year-and-a-half. and as that starts to become clear, the commission can look at what do with the property. we won't wait eight years to decide what to do with the property. as far as the mou, in may when we talked about, there was concern as rec and park that day didn't have ideas to offer. i think we have come well past that. they are doing things. there are things they have underway at the lake. i think there is more material now. we didn't do any work on the mou between then and now. we wanted to have something to grasp. and we are there now. and i think having the bond money available is one piece of that. i think the future of the john muir property is som
. ♪ >>> good evening. let me start with this. are we living in a liberal hour? john kerry is now this country's majority opinion. well, something here has stirred, but what is it? what has shifted the country from two-thirds against same-sex marriage to more than 50% for it. compassion, common sense? idea fatigued? the idea to specify a single argument against it? or is it family, friends, co-workers and public by so many people that they are gay. is this why so many have changed their mind in marriage equality? in some cases, a major breakthrough. our guest, clark cooper and joan wallace. let's take a look at something that george will said this weekend. and the question is has the opposition of gay marriage softened, even among conservatives? let's watch it. >> this decision by the supreme court came 31 days after an election day. never happened before. now, the question is, how will that influence the court? it could make them say it's not necessary for us to go here. on the other hand, they could say it's now safe to look at this because there is something like an emerging consensus. quit
and house speaker john banner and the fiscal cliff in a this side seems willing to bend. the president insisting that the expiring tax cuts be renewed for all but the wealthiest americans. the republicans insisting they're deeper cuts in entitlement programs like medicare. neither side has given the very many specifics of what they plan to cut. a likely compromise would include tax increases on the top tax bracket from 35 to 37%. and cigna because the medicare and the debt ceiling is also looming in these talks. the treasury saying the u.s. is likely to hit its 16 part 4 trillion dollar debt limit by the end the year. the treasury could use of credit measures that would stave off any u.s. debt default until mid february. a lot to deal with for congress. they have to get a deal done. they really only have the next week and half before they go on recess. as far as where the talks are right now? they are nowhere. >> we will be back in a couple of minutes. watching wall street the dow finished with a modest gain of 15 points. dow futures are up 35 ahead of the opening bell. we're getting o
over that information. >>> with the fiscal cliff getting closer and house speaker john boehner's talking about a very short deal and there is time for congress to acts. >>> big tides for california are coming in soon and they are called king tides and they will peek thursday morning. the water will cover beaches entirely. instead of the water lapping up on sand it will be hitting the docks and they believe this is what california will look like some day if globe pal warming raises the sea levels. >>> we are talking about the pay bridge, it is all picked up? >> yes if you are trying to hit the road you should not be worried about any road work but of course we are here to find out about troubled spots. let's look at 880 westbound and you can see traffic is moving well out to the mcarthur maze with no major issues getting onto the bay bridge and toll plaza and that traffic is moving along nicely on into san francisco with no major problems. we also have a look at 280 and san jose and 101 and 285 are off to a great start and hopefully it will stay this way but as more people get o
will be on the table that's john mac cane, joe lieberman and lindsey graham tomorrow night. that's all for tonight. >>> we begin as we do every night keeping them honest, looking for facts, looking for facts, not supporting democrats or republicans. our goal is just report, finding the facts, finding the truth. we did that last week. again, the more we look into it, the more we find people in powerful and influential places saying things that just don't square with the facts. it's about a u.n. treaty that failed to be ratified by the senate. a treaty that was meant to encourage other countries to be more like the u.s. on equal rights of the disabled. if other countries adopted better treatment of their disabled citizens, the idea is that disabled americans who visit or live in other countries would also benefit. 125 countries ratified the treaty. it was supported by george bush, signed by the current president, and has support from both sides of the aisle like john mccain and past republican leaders like bob dole, himself a world war ii veteran. he was wheeled onto the senate floor, you can see, f
city on the stretch of highway 85. skyline boulevard right there by john daily boulevard. so we think a car ran off the roadway and we're hearing the first reports of major injuries. so again, lanes are likely blocked and if it is in fact major injuries they will be blocked for a while. in the meantime, outside here's a live look at the nimitz in oakland. no rain so far. just overnight roadwork between embarcadero and fruitvale in both directions of the nimitz this morning. farther south in milpitas, this is live look at 880/237. both directions of the freeway look good. similar story across the golden gate bridge. no problems towards doyle drive, san francisco, and mass transit continues to report no delays. that is traffic. back to you guys. >>> 5:07. new this morning, we now know nelson mandela has a lung infection. the former south african president has been in the hospital since saturday. he suffered with similar infections for the last couple of years. officials say the 94-year-old mandela is responding well to treatment. >>> an elite navy seal killed in a rescue operation in af
and ron reagan and republican strategist john. we watch this, we have seen what the president has given in his basic last stand against what's taking place right now. the president is going out there saying this is not about economics. this is more about politics. >> well, i think it's about both, to be honest. if you look at the labor chair of the spy in this country, it has been shrinking for decades. and, you know, in some ways to the extent that unions are viewed as contentious, problematic organizations, we've got the unions we deserve. if when you work with them in other countries like germany, you get more cooperative unions. so i do think that the destruction of unions in this country has been one of the main reasons that the labor share of the pie has been shrinking. that's problematic to me. >> john, from the right, can you explain why it looks like to the casual observer here that organized labor is getting kneecaped in michigan? >> i think the problem is neither side understands himself. big business and small business is facing barrier after barrier. losing manufacturing jo
. it was a nice meeting, cordial. >> who in america is betting on john boehner. >> right now the american people have to be scratching their heads and wondering when is the president going to get serious? >> i think people are scratching their head at why we just had to watch that. >> i'm willing to compromise a little bit. >> boehner does not have unity behind him. >> there is probably a slightly better than 50/50 chance that there will be a deal. >> i don't think there's a republican alive who can stop what is going to happen. >> how about manning up here, mr. president? >> they just have nowhere to go in this debate. >> big labor is furious. >> i actually don't view this as anti-union. ♪ >> not only did our commander in chief sit through this anti-american performance, he was caught on camera shaking his hand. >> why would he even be in the same room with this guy? that to me is scary. ♪ it's the most wonderful time of the year ♪ >>> it is crunch time here in washington. exactly three weeks left to cut a deal before automatic tax increases and spending cuts will send the economy over th
john boehner sent a counteroffer to president obama to fend off the fiscal cliff. in a response to an offer made by the white house yesterday, we go to rich edson from washington, d.c. with the latest. rich, any response from the white house on this? >> still working on that. aids say in exchhnge of proposals taken place, some movement, but still major differences between the white house and speaker's office. fox news reports the speaker and president just spoke on the phone. white house folks say there's a sign of movement. a senior house aide says the white house reduced the demand for tax revenue increases from $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion, well short of the latest republican offer of $800 billion, though, there is another offer on the table from republicans that the details are unknown. boehner spokesman says we acceptability the white house a counteroffer to achieve reform to solve the crisis. we're still waiting for the white house to identify which spending cuts the president is willing to make as part of the balanced approach. fox news is reporting senior white house o
michigan visit came a day after the president and house speaker john boehner met privately at the white house. their first one-on-one session since the election. neither side gave any details about what was discussed. instead they issued identical statements saying that lines of communication remain open. at the same time the sunday talk shows highlighted a partial split in g.o.p. ranks over letting the president have higher tax rates on top earners. tennessee senator bob corker told fox news sunday that republicans should give ground on taxes and concentrate on long-term spending cuts. >> the focus then shifts to entitlements. maybe that puts us in a place where we actually can do something that really saves this nation. so there is a growing body -- i actually am beginning to believe that is the best route for us to take. >> woodruff: but on nbc, house majority whip kevin mccarthy countered that that approach is the wrong way to go. >> it doesn't solve the problem. the president is asking for higher rates, he's asking for more revenue. most economists agree the best way to get that is
lane on southbound john daly is completely shut down. chp says it's expected to be closed for the next couple of hours. as you can see, there's video from earlier. fire trucks and chp on scene trying to look at the car that went over the cliff. we heard reports that around 4:30, the car drove over here in this area. now they have called in a tow truck and about 350 feet of cable to try to get that car out. two people were involved in the collision. one person again taken to a local hospital. to be treated for moderate to major injuries, the other with minor injuries who refused treatment. chp got a call from a concerned friend saying a person was missing possibly over a cliff. that's what they found on scene. back out live i'm told an investigation will be ongoing. they don't know exactly when they are going to pull out this car. they say that they are going to have to figure out if they are going to wait for daylight, and basically figure out a strategy and how they can pull it out but those two people in the car have been taken out and one is in the hospital with major injuries. the
. >> very quickly, john, we're lose altitude in this market rapidly. what do you make of this, and what are you expecting to close here? >> just shows you how fragile our markets r.one comment out of washington can take profits off the table intraday. we'll hold on to our gains here. >> thanks, everybody. we appreciate it. where exactly do we stand in these fiscal cliff negotiations in the latest now from our john harwood, on your stomping ground. good to see you both. what do you make of this comment from harry redd, john, saying it's unlikely we get a deal by christmas? are they posturing? they don't want to put their spending cuts on the table but want the republicans to. is this posturing? >> i think it's posturing. jay carney gave a white house briefing saying i'm not going to reveal anything about the status of the talks in negotiation beyond the fact that they took place. the support trying to hammer republicans publicly. he's got the high side public opinion on this. traveled to michigan yesterday. john boehner went on the floor and said i need to see their spending cuts. that's
trying to get some leverage to go against john boehner? are there people who are really angry enough or convinced enough that they can't vote for this? >> i think what it reflects is populous pressure coming from the tea party movement. tea party movement is widely, i think, misunderstood by democrats as anti-tax or some other reason of the movement. it's an anti-government spending and government over-reach move m, which is very different from grover nor cyst project of holding the line on taxes. john boehner is a guy in 2010 who was asked what part of government would you cut, he's like, i don't know. he didn't have an answer. republicans have stopped having that answer traditionally. the tea party movement rose up to challenge that finally and put pressure on that. it's a real pressure, but they don't have leadership in the house right now that reflects that. they didn't get leadership that reflected that in the presidential race. that wasn't where mitt romney was coming from. there was a dissatisfaction there but they don't have a leader yet. i think what we will see is whatever
around. welcome to rivenrock gardens, just outside of nipomo. farmer john dicus came up with the idea, and the rest, as they say, is history. >> it's really healthy. it's an environmentally friendly type plant. it doesn't require quite as much water, nutrients as another plant would for the same amount of food value that you get from it. it's a healthy plant. we eat it for ourselves just for the health that it gives. so it seemed to be a natural plant to share. > though they may look the same to us, there are actually about 400 varieties of cacti, and while not all are edible, john does grow an edible variety called nopalea grande. during peak season, he is shipping upwards of 3,000 pounds of the plant at a time, and while some go to pet-food stores for tortoises to enjoy, most of the plants here are used for human consumption. so john has a grading system he uses when harvesting. >> we have several different grades, depending on what the consumer wants. this is grade-a, tender, beautiful, exquisite, baby-vegetable cactus, shipped with ultimate care in packing. this would be grade-b,
to renovate and juvinate your parks. 83 years ago, uncle john mcclarin and if you go in the gm office you can see a picture of him. started the tradition of lighting this mile-long stretch of trees started and ending here in front of the lodge where he lived for a number of years. so this, this is san francisco official holiday tree right behind us, uncle john's tree. it is a cyrus that is more than 100 years old closer to 130 years old and tonight it sports over 550 christmas holiday lights. >> so i really want to give a big shout out to the rec and parks staff that has continued the tradition and i want to thank all of them and single out a few, bob pelosio who organized tonight's event. and i also want to single out loranie bamford whose team put this on and our entire recreation staff. and i want to thank our tree topers who get all the way to the top of this big tree to hang all of its lights. i want to thank our electricians who make sure that the lights go on and i want to thank all of the crews and there are so many people that have a hand in planning the for tonight and give a big sh
into the congressional record our testimony honoring the life of ambassador john christopher stevens. in the interest of time i won't read the entire congressional record but only an excerpt. it said mr. speaker, i rise with my colleagues to honor, celebrate and remember ambassador john christopher chris stevens. a son of northern california and the bay area, ambassador stevens tragically lost his life in the greatest service to his country. selflessly and courageously representing american values in a foreign nation he knew intimately and cared for deeply. in his diplomatic capacity, ambassador stevens brought a profound and prolific knowledge of arab world and middle east to
't touch that. i think -- i was going to say what john said. when he was really ill he still went to the meetings. he went to one after having pneumonia and then came home. even toward the end of his life he went to meetings and pushed for accountability and change. he wasn't as shocked as i was by the campaign but was shocked -- >> [inaudible] >> you know what sweetie? there are a bunch of toys over there. the first thing that milton did -- here you can stand by me just don't touch the microphone. okay. the first thing he did was refused for vote for retroactive resolution and not like the board and rubber stamped things by the college administration and he refused to vote for anything that was already done. he was by sheer tenacity able to share this practice and felt it was the role to be of the public and bring this in policies to the college. he fought to inch what the culture of the board and question and access to information and evaluate what the chancellor and administration were actually doing, so he wanted to evaluate it but needed to know what was going on like j
be spending christmas in d.c. tracie potts has those good morning. >>> the president sitting down with john boehner, the staff sitting behind closed door, but today republican members come back to capitol hill and boehner may have a problem. >> all these members are going to come back to town, and they're going to want to play a role in these negotiations. >> the house is back today. that means conservative republicans who insist the wealthy keep this year's tax breaks could put the squeeze on their own party. that's the one thing president obama refuses to bend on. otherwise he says he's flexible. >> i understand, you know, people have a lot of different views. i'm willing to compromise a little bit. >> so are some republicans to save tax breaks for the middle class now and deal with the wealthy later. let's recognize reality, take care of as many people as we possibly can. >> polls show more taxpayers will blame republicans if taxes go up. that's increasing the odds of a year-end deal. >> it's a better than 50/50 chance, and there's a very good chance that we'd be able to avoid a lot of t
to build a new boat house on the john muir site. we know about the toxic information as you have dealt with this for years due to the memo in jean -- 1991. in july, 1989 memo dealt with the option to deal with the contaminated soil of the crystal lease water at lake merced. the reason for referencing this option is to provide you with a solution so we can move forward to build a much-needed boat house. and encapsulate soil without waiting another eight to 10 years. we cannot wait for eight to 10 years. here is a recommendation for the boat house, i have a bid that is less than your watershed report. what is not included in the landscaping and bathroom and an apron that goes in front. conclusions, let's get started in the new boat house, please no delays. the use is issue, the use issue has already been aggressively debated and studied. thank you. >> mr. moore. >> my name is dick morgan, i have been engaged in lake merced for 13 years. and i have spent thousands of volunteer hours on lake merced. when i first got engaged it was about 10 to 12 feet deep. it was rapidly going to a lake me
. john thorn writing in the christian science monitor noted that when he passed in the street, the young men would call out, hello, chris. they knew his face. would laugh and say hello always. this is the right way to deal with our people, he said. libyan friends said he was always ready to put his country first. he shone by being himself, interested in the lives of ordinary people. his death was met with shock and sadness in libya. feelings with regard to americans that are rare in that part of the world these days. for me that judgment captures key characteristics of chris and his approach to life and work. secretary of state hillary clinton noted chris's swearing in as ambassador to libya on an earlier tour, he was visiting roman ruins at one of the tourist sites in libya. he was trailed by gadhafi security men who were obviously intimidating to other tourists. as she recounted it, he reached over to one of the men, stole his camera out of his hands and started taking pictures of the men who had been following him. they were so dumbfounded that they had to laugh. after a quick convers
night live". >> i found my way into the congressional ca cafeteria this week, what do i see? john boehner sitting by himself, all alone. not a single member of his party willing to share with him. he didn't even have any milk to drink because well, tell them why, john. >> you've taken my milk and thrown it in the garbage. >> they took it and threw it in the garbage. these are supposed to be his friends. his colleagues. but even at the hint that the taxes might be raised on his leadership watch, they turned on him. tell them what you found in your office desk. >> no. i don't want to. >> go on. go ahead. hey. tell them what your so-called friends put in your office desk. >> it was a rubber snake. >> a rubber snake. and did it scare you? >> it did. >> i mean, this is the united states congressman. you know republicans you win, okay, you get what you want, but you leave this man alone. you leave this poor orange man alone. >> check three. remaining on the republican front, newt gingrich looking ahead to the challenges the g.o.p. might face in 2016. >> if their competitor in 16 is goin
a deal done, it does not look likely. senator john mccain will join me and he finds this illustration to be way off for body types but that is just his opinion. and now why they are more worried today. normally when neither side blasts the other that is a sign of progress but both were taking to the microphone today to express frustration with the process that suddenly seems to have gone awry. take a listen. >> the american people have to be scrapping their heads and wondering when is the president going to get serious? >> the republicans refuse to touch one hair on the head of the wealthiest people in our country. >>neil: so they are become to their talking points. you heard a lot about trying to put together something by the end of the year but the fact is they would have to do it in the next couple of days given the parliamentary procedures of this place and going to conference and writing a bill all way over my head but not over this next fellow's head, a former republican presidential candidate, from the state of arizona, john mccain. good to see you. >>guest: glad to see you bro
obama and house speaker john boehner are keeping tight-lipped about those talks. in michigan on monday, the president warned going over the fiscal cliff will cost jobs and send the country in a downward spiral. >>> colorado is now the second state after washington in which marijuana is now legal. that became the law yesterday, when the governor put a voter-approved amendment into the state's constitution. the implementation of the law will be worked out by a special task force. in a statement, the u.s. attorney noted that pot remains illegal, though, under federal law. >>> well, family and friends are remembering that navy s.e.a.l. who gave his life to rescue an american doctor in afghanistan. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz has more on the life of this fallen warrior. >> reporter: nicolas checque was just 28 years old. but for much of the last decade he had been a navy s.e.a.l. the last five years, part of the elite s.e.a.l. team six. in iraq, afghanistan, wherever he was needed, checque carried out dangerous missions. just like the one that took his life on
. that was one aisha tyler quotes. >> stephanie: yes. >> we laugh every single time. >> maybe she is doing a john boehner impression. >> stephanie: something like that. >> four years ago we witnessed the first inauguration of president obama. this time around stephanie miller and her team of two-term comics are coming to make this a party d.c. will never forget. on january 19th just two days before obama's second nomination, the sexy liberal tour will perform live at the warner theater in washington, d.c. ♪ >> tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, and if you want to skip the fees stop by the warner. stephanie is going to do her thing before the inaugural ball. >> that means two things. >> the stephanie miller sexy liberal comedy tour. for more information go to sexyliberal.com. [ applause ] >> thank you kids! >> i'm guessing there are no tea bagging demonstrations at the inaugural balls. >> stephanie: excuse me? that will be another hot ticket. i got to get me some balls. quick love letter. jim may have left too quickly yesterday. thank you for rebooking bucky the chris
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